Student programs and scholarships

We are committed to training the next generation of water scientists and managers. Our staff and researchers provide this opportunity through the courses offered at La Trobe University, including teaching within undergraduate subjects, cadetship programs and supervision of students through the Honours, Masters and PhD programs on offer.

Join a close-knit regional community against the backdrop of the Murray River, snowfields and historic towns.

When you study with us, you’ll experience world-class tuition in a friendly, supportive campus environment and benefit from small class sizes and dedicated staff.

Our Centre brings together a wealth of expertise in freshwater science and water management to understand and help solve the significant challenges in sustaining healthy freshwater ecosystems.

Undergraduate

La Trobe University offers a broad range of Undergraduate degrees, with options certain to ensure students are provided with an enjoyable experience and the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career.

Honours

We offer a broad range of Honours topics, with options certain to ensure students are provided with an enjoyable experience and the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career.

2023 Honours Project booklet (PDF 37MB)

Postgraduate

The Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems offers opportunities for studies towards a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy under the supervision of our research experts across a broad range of topics, including:

  • Environmental Chemistry and Contaminants
  • Fish Ecology and Management
  • Wetland and Floodplains Ecology
  • Population Genetics
  • Water and Catchment Management

Explore the exciting research being undertaken by researchers in the Centre that you could be part of.

Further information and how to apply.

Scholarships

La Trobe University has a variety of scholarships on offer for graduate research students.

Cadetships

The Centre offers undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for a research cadetship. This program provides successful applicants with the opportunity to work alongside our research experts on projects ranging between 4 to 12 weeks. The role is full time and may involve remote, multi-day field trips. Students will be paid $450 per week. Project timing and duration can be negotiated with the supervisors.

Available cadetship opportunities.

Joss Family Fellowships for Future Researchers